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The Daniel J. Elazar Online Library @ The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs – Excellent access to Elazar’s writings and theories of federalism
The Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government @ Lafayette College – The Meyner Center also has an interesting set of lectures posted on Youtube.
Center for State Constitutional Studies @ Rutgers-Camden
Centre for Federal Studies @ University of Kent
Stateline – news feeds on state politics and policy sponsored by Pew Center on the States
Governing – blogs, news feeds and access to the magazine covering (mostly) state politics
StateImpact – new collaboration between NPR and its affiliates to provide local and state content
National Institute on Money in State Politics – source for information about campaign finance and lobbying information in the states. Has interactive maps and original research. On Twitter as @MoneyInPolitics
Research Centers/Academic Databases Concerning State Politics
American State Administrator’s Project – longitudinal (forty year) set of surveys of state agency heads and top executives in all 50 states
Representation in American State Legislatures – 50 state database of roll call votes for various years.
State and Local Public Policies in the United States – database of public policies from all 50 states designed to help examine state ideology and individual freedom.
American City and County – “the voice of state and local government since 1909.” Great for practical examples of public administration and policy implementation
Institute for Local Government – excellent “plain English” breakdown of the functions of local government. Promotes “good government”.
Pennsylvania Policy Database Project @ Temple University
Quinnipiac Pennsylvania Polls – surveys of the Commonwealth’s opinions on state and national political figures and issues
Baer Growls – Veteran journalist covers Pennsylvania politics for the Philadelphia Daily News
Brad Bumsted – Veteran journalist covers Pennsylvania politics for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Capital Notebook – Blog and articles on PA politics from Harrisburg Patriot-News’ John Micek
Capital Ideas – Blog on PA politics from Allentown Morning Call’s political reporters
Commonwealth Confidential – Blog on PA politics from Philadelphia Inquirer’s Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden
Early Returns – PA politics from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Politics PA – News on Pennsylvania politics for political junkies
Publius – Tom Ferrick’s blog on PA, Philadelphia and regional politics at Metropolis
Politically Uncorrected – Blog on PA politics from Terry Madonna (Franklin & Marshall College) and Michael Young (Michael Young Strategic Research)
State House Sound Bites – Blog on PA politics from WITF’s Mary Wilson
California’s Capitol – a list of CA stories and insider gossip
Capitol Alert – the latest on California politics from the Sacramento Bee
The Buzz: St. Petersburg Times blog on Florida politics
Florida Politics – award winning blog on Florida politics
Naked Politics – Miami Herald blog on Florida politics
Georgia Political and Policy Digest – Great aggregation of news stories about the Peach State from Fitzpatrick and Lewis Public Relations
Georgia Politics -“Day-to-day coverage of lawmakers under the Gold Dome & issues facing Georgia taxpayers” from the Atlanta Constitution-Journal
Peach Pundit – “Fresh political pickin’s from the Peach State”
Pure Politics – In depth coverage of politics in the Bluegrass State
Maryland Politics – “Your Source of News and Gossip from the Mason-Dixon Line to the Potomac” from the Baltimore Sun
Maryland Politics II – “News and Notes on Politics in Annapolis and the D.C. Suburbs” from the Washington Post
Hot Dish Politics – News on Minnesota and the US from the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Politics in Minnesota – News on the Gopher State from the St. Paul Legal Ledger
NJ.com – Latest Garden State legislative and gubernatorial from a consortium of New Jersey newspapers
PolitickerNJ – Billed as the “virtual watercooler for the state’s political elite”
Capitol Tonight: Includes “State of Politics” Blog on NY Politics
Jones Street Chronicles – Blog covering NC legislative politics. Also links to the North Carolina Center for Voter Education.
Texas Politics – News on Texas from the Houston Chronicle
Texas Weekly – from the Texas Tribune